The offspring of two photographers, I’m convinced an inescapable passion for photography is imprinted on my DNA. I was raised on film and in a darkroom and believe the essence of photography is the art and science of painting with light. I use my camera as an artist would use a paintbrush and think about my work as visual alchemy: a transformation not of matter into gold but rather of light, color, line and gesture into images. Techniques such as intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposure — layering up to nine exposures into a single image in-camera, often with color balance changes along the way — are the primary tools of my alchemy. These techniques work in a way that are simultaneously controllable and unpredictable, allowing me to challenge reality and capture a feeling, emotion or impression rather than simply recording what lies in front of my lens. My approach also guarantees that each of my images is truly unique and non-reproducible, even by me. Patience, experimentation and the benevolence of the photography gods are also integral to the creation of my images.
...and a little bit more about me
Based in Stamford, Connecticut, I won my first photography contest when I was in the 6th grade at P.S. 27 in Yonkers, NY and can't remember when photography wasn’t a part of my life.
After a successful 30+ year career in strategic communications, marketing and advertising, I had an epiphany early one morning and decided to leave the corporate world behind in 2012 to pursue my photography full-time. My work is now part of private/individual and corporate collections nationwide, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Willow Gardens Memory Care Center.
“Homage to the Cubists in Paris” was awarded 1st Place in the 14th Annual International Color Awards in the Professional/Abstract category (2021), and my work has been in a multitude of group exhibitions in the US, including Sequences, Iterations and Permutations at the Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL, 2022); Any Shape or Form and Enigma at the Upstream Gallery (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 2022, 2023); iMotif at Sohn Fine Arts (Lenox, MA, 2021); the 43rd Annual Photography Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center (New Canaan, CT, 2023), and Ricochet at the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY, 2021), as well as internationally at the Horsebridge Arts Centre’s Abstract Rhythm & Blue Notes exhibition (Whitstable, Kent, UK, 2022).
I serve as a judge and guest presenter at camera clubs across the country, including the Stamford Photography Club, the Color Camera Club of Westchester, Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum and Palo Alto Camera Club. In addition I teach a range of photography courses including abstract photography, travel photography and creative iPhone photography in-person and via Zoom.
I am also a regular contributor to Everett Potter’s Travel Report, chronicling myglobal adventures in words and images for the magazine.